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The Black Aeroplane Summary in English By Frederick Forsyth
About the Author Frederick Forsyth
|25 August 1938 (age 81 years), Ashford, United Kingdom
|Years of service
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|Edgar Award for Best Novel, Cartier Diamond Dagger, MORE
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Short Summary of The Black Aeroplane in English
The Black Aeroplane Summary of the Lesson
The author was flying his old Dakota DS 088 aeroplane over France. He was on his way to England. It was a beautiful moonlit night. The sky was clear. The author was happy to have an easy flight. He was dreaming of meeting his family and having a good breakfast on reaching home. It was 1:30 am.
On his way he called the Paris control room and informed about his flight and destination. He was advised by the control room that he should turn twelve degrees west. He checked the compass and other instruments and followed the instructions. He also switched over to his second and last fuel tank.
It was a clear sky and the pilot had an easy flight. But suddenly, he saw huge storm clouds in front of him. He could not fly over them because he did not have enough fuel. He could go back to Paris. But his eagerness to meet his family and have breakfast stopped him from taking this decision. He decided to take the risk. He flew his plane straight into the black clouds.
Everything was black inside the clouds. Nothing could be seen outside the aeroplane. He saw that his compass and other instruments had stopped working. He did not know where he was and how to come out of the clouds. He was lost in the storm.
Suddenly, he saw a black aeroplane flying next to him. He was happy to see another plane near him. The pilot of the black plane waved his hand and asked the author to follow him.
The author followed him like an obedient child. The black plane flew in front of the Dakota for about half an hour. The fuel in the Dakota was about to exhaust. The author again felt scared. His plane could fly only for ten minutes more.
But soon the black plane started going down and the author landed safely on an airport. After landing safely, the author wanted to thank the pilot of the black aeroplane. He asked the woman at the tower about the second pilot. The woman replied that there was no other plane in the sky that night.
The author was surprised and asked himself, “Who was the pilot on the strange black plane?”
The author could not meet the pilot of that strange black plane.